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convalesce definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating" [syn: recuperate, recover, convalesce] [ant: degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (-lesced; -lescing) Etymology: Latin convalescere, from com- + valescere to grow strong, from val?re to be strong, be well more at wield Date: 15th century to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness convalescence noun convalescent adjective or noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. recover one's health after illness or medical treatment. Etymology: ME f. L convalescere (as COM-, valere be well)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Convalesce Con`va*lesce", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Convalesced; p. pr. & vb. n. Convalescing.] [L. convalscere; con- + valescere to grow strong, v. incho. of valere to be strong. See Vallant.] To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(convalesces, convalescing, convalesced) If you are convalescing, you are resting and getting your health back after an illness or operation. (FORMAL) After two weeks, I was allowed home, where I convalesced for three months. ...those convalescing from illness or surgery. = recuperate VERB: V, V from n



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